|Variations on an Allegation by Will Lewis|
An electro-acoustic, text-sound, realization by Terry Goodman and Edward Hammond, using as its core material a recording of a press conference held by KPFK General Manager Will Lewis in response to a search of KPFK by the Los Angeles Police Department, in October of 1974. This nearly 8 minute composition includes electronic sounds and ambient recordings, probably of whale songs, mixed with selections from Lewis’ press conference in which he discusses the Los Angeles Police Department’s attem...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KPFK-FM; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Text-sound compositions
|Veronica Jochum Plays the Music of Charles Tomlinson Griffes|
From a transcription tape obtained from the Dutch radio Station VPRO in 1973, pianist Veronica Jochum performs the music of the American gay composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes. In what may be a rendition of Griffes “Three Preludes” as well as a selection of other short piano works, Jochum’s performance illustrates how an individual’s particular style and interpretation of a composition can bring out special aspects of a composer’s work...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Vexations by Erik Satie|
This is a 45 minute live performance by an unidentified pianist of Erik Satie’s “Vexations.” The work was composed in 1893 and although no particular instrument is specified in the score it has long been assumed that it was intended for the piano. The piece consists of a short theme that is repeated sometimes by itself and other times with the chords above. The manuscript has an inscription that states “Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif, il sera bon de se préparer au préalable, ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Classical Music, piano music
|Vincent Plush, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1986 - Vincent Plush|
Composer Vincent Plush interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, September 4, 1986. A protege of Australia's most important living composer Peter Sculthorpe, often compared to our own Lou Harrison, Plush could be described as a down under counterpart to our own John Adams. Plush's orchestral work "Pacifica" is cut from the same cloth as Adams' "Harmonium" and his work often treats historical Australian figures.
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
|Virgil Thomson on Erik Satie’s “Socrate”|
Composer and music critic Virgil Thomson offers a traditional academic analysis of Erik Satie’s “Socrate,” placing the work in the context of its time and place. He compares the music of the school of Paris during the early 20th century with that of Vienna and elsewhere in Europe, paying particular attention to the role of irony and humor in both picture music and neoclassical traditions. He then provides piano accompaniment for Mariquita Moll, soprano and Larry Jarvis, tenor, in a perform...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Vladimir Golschmann on George Antheil|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews the Russian-French conductor Vladimir Golschmann about his friendship with George Antheil and his role as a conductor of a number of Antheil pieces in the late 1920s in Europe. Golschmann also describes the difficulties in getting new music recorded during the first half of the 20th century.
Keywords: Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; George Antheil; Vladimir Golschmann
|Vocal Tape Delay by Jon Gibson|
Jon Gibson is an American composer, visual artist, and talented wind instrumentalist. He was an early collaborator with Steve Reich and a founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Although well known for his work in jazz, minimal, and world music, Gibson was also an early experimenter with electronic music and frequently worked with such composers as Larry Austin and Stanley Lunetta. The work on this recording features extensive vocalizations of a wide variety...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic music; Electro-Acoustic
|Voices: A Cantata by Hans Werner Henze|
Hans Werner Henze’s full length cantata “Voices,” recorded live at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on January 24, 1978. This, the Bay Area premiere of the work features Claudia Cummings, soprano, John Duykers, tenor, and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players conducted by Jean Louis LeRoux. According to the composer’s notes found in the concert program guide: “Except for “Prison Song,” which was originally composed for Yamashta in 1971, these songs were written between...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; Song Cycles